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Bob Woodward: US military success after surge attributed to "secret weapon"

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by Jon88, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Jon88

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    [youtube]5j_iszlwtuc[/youtube]


    I posted another interview he did in a thread below but I don't think many people saw it. It's a long clip but he talks about it in the first 2-3 minutes. Says it can be compared to "The Manhattan Project." I've read theories about what it is. Wanted to see what everyone else thought...
  2. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Things like this are annoying.
  3. Jon88

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    I think they're fascinating.
  4. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Two sides of the same coin.
  5. Jon88

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    I just think it's cool that we devised a way to turn the momentum around. The troop death rates have gone way down. If you go to liveleak you see tons of devastating combat footage of the US vs. Al qaeda. I always wondered how we decimated the insurgency like we did in such little time. Now I think I know.
  6. Vintage

    Vintage The Cult of Jib

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    How?

    character limit
  7. Jon88

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    From what I've read, at the start of the surge we started paying the Sunni insurgents to join our side and fight Al qaeda. We've come up with some kind of marking system where we pay people to mark other individuals with "something" and we also mark people on the battlefield. Later on, like at night, we see who's been marked and bomb where they are. I've read it's like the insurgents "have a red dot between their eyes."
  8. Common Sense

    Common Sense Well-Known Member

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    http://blog.wired.com/defense/files/Richardson_Continuous.pdf

    Look at some of the last few pages. Wow.
  9. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Luckily we will defund any new technology... ;)
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  11. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Secret Weapon my ***.

    If there was such a weapon it would be all over youtube. This war is so pictured, video taped, and documented that there is no way a truly "secret weapon" exists.
  12. JBond

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    Bob Woodward = [IMG]

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